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, a cnn exclusive and a very candid discussion with a man who once had it all. >> i'm sweating up in here. >> jason williams on his rise, his fall, and why he says prison saved his life. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. i'm going to get you up to speed now. hundreds of thousands of people are spending tonight in oppressive darkness caused bay brutal heatwave and widespread power outages. crews are working overtime and they could be at it for days. trying to restore electricity in ohio, virginia, and several other states. more on the record breaking heat in a moment here on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn's state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like your worst nightmare of a movie set, trying to show what the apocalypse or armageddon would like look like. we flew a helicopter in. this was as the fire was going on. i
other states. more on the record breaking heat in a moment here on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn's state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like your worst nightmare of a movie set, trying to show what the apocalypse or armageddon would like look like. we flew a helicopter in. this was as the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. as we got closer, it was homes. >>> to mississippi now, where that state's only remaining abortion clinic will stay open at least for the time being. the clinic owner told us tonight that a mississippi federal court judge has issued a temporary restraining order, which will keep the clinic open until at least july 11th. a hearing is set for that date. the clinic was facing closure under a new state law. in a few minutes, we'll go live to jackson, mississippi, for the late else. >>> exit polls in mexico project th
. the individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional. >> wrong, wrong, wrong. how did cnn and fox news blow the story? why did they rush to judgment? and what about the pundits who have been saying for months that the health care mandate was toast? >>> it was an extraordinary, an extraordinarily uncomfortable television moment. ann curry bidding farewell to the "today" show couch. >> i love all of our brilliant, brilliant producers. and for all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, i'm sorry i couldn't carry the ball over the finish line. but man, i did try. >> was the veteran correspondent humiliated by nbc? >>> plus, a magazine article by a woman who quit the obama administration because she couldn't juggle the demands of motherhood strikes a very deep chord. >> no one says any more this is no job for a woman because, a, that's discrimination. but plenty of people say this is no job for a mother. >> but have women in the media trumpeted this because they're all part of a privileged elite? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> let me say at the outset, it is not easy to gra
upheld the health care case. >> here's how it played out on cnn, and it wasn't pretty. >> we're still going through the reading -- the opinion, but i want to bring you the breaking news that according to producer bill mears, the individual mandate is not a valid exercise of the commerce clause. so it appears as if the supreme court justices have struck down the individual mandate. the centerpiece of the health care legislation. >> wow, that's a dramatic moment if, in fact, the supreme court has ruled that the individual mandate is, in fact, unconstitutional. that would be history unfolding now. >> the court striking down that mandate is a dramatic blow to the policy and to the president politically. >> as we're reading through this again, we're reading that the entire law has been upheld, wolf. >> if in fact that is the justification, then it's a huge, huge victory for president obama. >> fox news also started down the wrong path. >> we have breaking news here on the fox newschannel. the individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional. >> we're getting conflicting information. if y
's ever going to forget him. >>> then a first for the u.s. and the olympics. >>> hello. i'm deborah at cnn world headquarters in tonight for don lemon. let's get you up to speed on some of the day's headlines. the colorado suspect linked to that massed shooting spree back in court in just a couple of hours. james holmes expected to be formally charged with 12 counts of first-degree murder. 58 others were injured. court documents filed friday showed holmes was a patient of university of colorado's psychiatrist before the attack. a live report from the courthouse is just ahead. >>> this is jerusalem. the old city republican presidential hopeful mitt romney praying alt at the jewish holy site. romney met some israeli leaders today and raised eyebrows when he said israel's capital is jerusalem and if elected he would support moving the american embassy there. he also left no guessing where he stands on israel's defense against iran. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and that it is right for america to stand with you. >> full details on romney's day in jerusalem coming up in a mom
swimming which is twice what you would burn in on a brisk walk. you can stay connected to me with cnn.com/sanjay. time now to get a check of the top stories in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> from cnn world headquarters atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. trying to make a comeback from the embarrassing first run. not an olympic athlete, but mitt romney's international tour. plus, a stunning victory and surprising defeat. a tale of two american swimmers in last night's must-see 400 meter race. >>> and the suspect in the aurora shooting in court tomorrow. he could face more than 100 charges. >>> a veteran colorado pros prosecutor explains why. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kay. we start with mitt romney's eventful visit to israel. he went to the western wall after he sat down with leaders like benjamin netanyahu and shimon peres. and jim acosta has been traveling with mitt romney, and he joins us by phone. mitt romney is due to give an address today and what do you believe that the focus will be on, jim? >> well, he is expected to say in remarks la
to wrap it up today. meantime, keep connected with me sgmdcnn. sgmdcnn. i will see you this week on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new law in mississippi takes place, and it could force the state's only remaining abortion clinic to close. >> this storm came upon us very quickly without a great deal of notice. >>> the storm that has left millions without power has now claimed 12 lives. temperatures still in the triple digits. what could to blackout mean for your safety? plus, 23 siblings, and married at 17. i will talk to one woman who spent 50 years in a polygamist family and is now speaking out against it. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kay. it is 5:00 on the west coast and 8:00 a.m. on the east coast. my car said it was 112 in atlanta and it is going to be hotter, and the same today with excessive heat warnings issued for 19 states which is complicating the efforts to get the power back on for millions who lost electricity in storms over the past two days. many cities have cooling centers open to help people get a break from the heat. as for the strong storms
enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells cnn police and the fbi have discovered a package in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been try
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
fund. the school fund. brian todd, cnn, washington. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. utility crew us are trying to restore power in areas struck by friday night's deadly storms. close to a million people are facing another hot night in the dark. well, a lot of those outages are in the same places suffering from blistering high temperatures. 20 states issued heat warnings or advisories today and about 1,600 high temperature records have been broken around the country. >>> families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhood of colorado springs. roads will be open for several hours allowing families to cautiously examine what's left of their houses. the area is under a red flag warning, which means there is a chance a fast-moving fire could flare up again. >>> some tense moments today after turkey scrambled jets in response to syrian helicopters that approached the border. turkey warned syria not to come close to its air space. >>> i'm sweating up in here. >> yes, he was. for
with cnn. they will be with me live right here later this evening. and it's becoming a very long, hot summer for a big chunk of the country. extreme heat is making life miserable for folks in the southern plains. heat advisories and heat warnings blanket parts of oklahoma and arkansas. temperatures spiking, listen to this, from 105 to 113 degrees. and that's the forecast through thursday. >>> there he is, getting the vip treatment almost presidential treatment in jerusalem. the presumed republican nominee, mitt romney, today, he weighed in on the status of jerusalem. he tells cnn he considers jerusalem the capital of israel and believes the american embassy should be there, not tel aviv. he also mentioned iran on the regional defense. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and its right to america to stand with you. >> also today in gentlemjerusal romney and his wife visited the western wall. you can see him putting a little piece of paper in there. one of the oldest in the old city. you can see him there making a prayer. one of the men running president obama's re-election e
like a war zone. to find out more on how to help, go to cnn.com/impact. they can use your help. you can find all the organizations and ways that you can help those in need. again, cnn.com/impact. can't say that enough. >>> more now on the heat wave and those power ounls. crews are working around the clock in states from virginia and ohio, maryland, new jersey, trying to get the power back on so tens of thousands of people can cool off. brian todd with the latest now. >> reporter: these are the lifesavers. power company teams scrambling to bring transform es back online. but for millions in the midwest and mid-atlantic, these crews can't work fast enough. >> i hate it. it's horrible. we can't, all our -- in case of an emergency, we can't make a call or anything. >> reporter: in the wake of devastating storms, 20 states are dealing with excessive heat warnings. temperatures over 100 degrees are scorching much of the southeastern u.s. more than a million customers still have no power and that means huge numbers are at risk. >> a heatstroke is when you start having neurological problems. co
on, by it could be days before that happens. cnn's athena jones is live in springfield, virginia, for us, and athena, welcome, and how is the cleanup going? >> good morning, randi. well sh well, the cleanup is going in spits and starts. you can see the debris out here in the medium that is left to be picked up. you can see behind me where a giant tree fell on the power lines here. this tree killed a 27-year-old man on friday night who was driving home from work. it is an example of the kind of thing that the cleanup crews are facing. we were in rockville, maryland, on the other side of washington, d.c. yesterday and there were people out clearing debris, and clearing these giant trees from the road and cutting them down for mulch, but it is a lot they have to do it and they have to do it in the heat today, randi. >> what are the odds that people will get the power back on today? any word on that? >> well, i don't think that you have heard anyone promise that it will be happen today. you can see that this is an extreme situation that we are dealing with something that would take s
york, at $3.83 a gallon. >>> well, we're telling a love story tonight here on cnn. a man and a woman, they met, they fell in love, and before you knew it, they're going to the chapel, just like the way it's supposed to happen. except one thing. here's the bride and groom two saturdays ago, the day they walked down the aisle. but at the very last minute, charles and tiandria wilson had to change venues. they want to get married at their home church. first baptist church of crystal springs, mississippi. well, that turned out to be a problem for some people. charles and tiandria are live with me now from jackson, mississippi. first of all, congratulations. didn't exactly happen the way you expected it to. you did eventually get married, but not where you wanted to. charles, take over the story from here. you're two days from your wedding in your home church. what happens? >> well, basically we were told that my wife was called and said because of the fact that we were black, so many members of the congregation got upset and decided no black couple would ever be married at that church. a
nominee, mitt romney, today, he weighed in on the status of jerusalem. he tells cnn he considers jerusalem the capital of israel and believes the american embassy should be there, not tel aviv. he also mentioned iran on the regional defense. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and its right to america to stand with you. >> also today in gentlemjerusal romney and his wife visited the western wall. you can see him putting a little piece of paper in there. one of the oldest in the old city. you can see him there making a prayer. one of the men running president obama's re-election efforts says mitt romney is not doing himself or anyone a favor. listen to robert gibbs. >> mitt romney wondered aloud whether london was really for the olympics and i think it's clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether mitt romney's ready for the world and i think the world is not yet ready for mitt romney. i think there's literally to go overseas, stand in the country of the strongest ally and the olympics they've been preparing years for and question whether or not they're ready does mak
and not knowing when the possibility of an explanation. cnn's poppy harlow spoke to people who live there and here is her story. >> it's frightening. we don't know when we can go home. they say it could be tonight or another couple of days. >> reporter: forced to evacuate following friday's horrific mass theater shooting, paul mcqueen is shaken. his children terrified. their apartment building right next to the suspected shooters. for those who live here, forced to leave their home, it has been a day bull of angst and questions. first and foremost is we need to render the area safe. the most immediate threat is the trip wire. >> reporter: two hours later, progress. >> we have been successful in defeating the first threat, which includes defeating the trip wire and the first insinary device. >> reporter: but also this. >> this trip wire was set up to clearly detonate when someone entered that apartment and it was set up to kill that person. >> reporter: kaitlin fonzy says she lives in the apartment below the suspected shooter. she heard loud techno music in his apartment on friday. went upstairs an
would be the last night of her life. her aunt tells cnn she was free spirit and just a great kid. john larimer was in the navy. his father says he was serving at his first post. at midnight saturday, his family found out he had been killed from a navy notification team. alex sullivan's friends called him a gentle giant. the young husband loved to cook. he was celebrating his 27th birthday at the theater where he also worked. he would have celebrated his first wedding anniversary tomorrow. also in the audience, jessica ghawi, the aspiring sports reporter narrowly escaped a mall shooting in canada just last month. now the country is grieving the loss of their lives and the deaths of seven others whose dreams were cut short. >> somebody shooting in the auditorium. >> 315 and 314, there is at least one person that's been shot, but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> as soon as we heard the first shots, my sister immediately grabbed my arm and wanted to leave as quick as possible. it was terrifying. >> i just remember thinking, i'm not going to die in here. me
the deceased, cnn can confirm micayla medek, 23, also among the dead. we spoke to her aunt, an emotional interview. gary tuchman spoke to her a short time ago. she was said to be an independent girl, great fun. and this is just the saddest part, randi, if you can believe this -- the family waiting 19 hours before they found out about her status, her condition, and that's just the family there saying that just took too long for them to find out. lastly, of course, a name we've been hearing a lot, jessica ghawi, or jessica redfield. her brother, jordan, has been very active on social media, creating that trending hashtag, #ripjessica. she was an aspiring sports broadcaster and somebody who no doubt would have had a great impact on our industry and on our field. she had moved to denver from texas within the last year to pursue that dream of becoming a sports broadcaster. she also had survived a recent shooting in toronto, canada, if you can believe that, randi. she escaped that only to perish in this shooting early friday morning in aurora, colorado. randi? >> yeah, and i had read her blog
very much. cnn newsroom continues right now. everyone have a great saturday. >> all right. you, too. thanks so much. any tennis today? >> oh, yeah, always. >> it's very hot out there. hydrate. >> i promise. then i'll come in and watch newsroom. >> i like. that all right. >> we'll give you a break for a few minutes. >> okay. >> be back in at 2:00. thanks so much. >> all right. a mass shooting one week ago, hard to believe it was just one week ago in colorado. it has a lot of people across the country in mourning today. memorials are taking place for three people killed in that massacre. the victims include a naval petty officer from illinois and, an aspiring sports reporter from texas and a man who was last -- whose last living act was saving his girlfriend from gunfire. all were under the age of 30. we have more on these people, who they were, how they are being remembered. many being laid to rest. in other cases their memorial services, a host of things. >> it's a very emotional day for a lot of the people affected by this theater shooting. as you know, fred, funerals are for a cou
from jerusalem. cnn's wolf blitzer is also in israel with mitt romney, and he will be interviewing the candidate in 30 minutes from now and be sure to stay tuned to cnn and as soon as we get the interview in house here, we will bring it to you. >>> and a poll shows that many more people like barack obama and then mr. romney, and the approval ratings may have plummeted and despite recession, an unpopular health care law and string of fights with congress, an overwhelming majority say they like him. here are the results from the gol lup poll. they score him 60% likability and the republican rival gets only 30%. >> i want to leave you with two things and one is that if this coward could do this with much hate, imagine what we can do with this much love. another thing if you are putting your dreams on hold, you stop that right now and you chase those dream, because you don't know how long you have here. >> that is the brother of the colorado shooting victim jessica ghawi. friends and family remember this aspiring broadcaster with words like spit fire and spunk and tough. services were
martin o'malley, bob mcdonnell, and terry branstad. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. we start with breaking news in the cnn newsroom. in just seconds, 200-page report will be posted online. it involves penn state and how it handled the child rape allegations against jerry sandusky. as you know, this scandal tarnished the legacy of a beloved football coach, damaged penn state's reputation, and left the lives of many of the victims shattered. this internal review conducted by former fbi chief louis free will be posted on the web. this report was paid for by penn state, and it is helped to be scathing. cnn is bringing you all of the angles of the story from penn state and behind. susan candiotti is in philadelphia like with sara ganim. her pulitzer prize-winning reports helped bring much of this to life. we will take you through the legal fallout from today's developments with legal analyst jeffrey toobin and paul calum. has the report been posted yet, susan? >> well, i just been emailed the
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of a legal battle. cnn's jim spellman is following the development from arapahoe county, colorado. tell us more on this. >> reporter: yeah. hello. last monday this notebook from james holmes arrived at the university of colorado there in the mail room. addressed to this psychiatrist he was seeing there at the school. so we know that the police came and they took that. now there's this gag order in effect. so law enforcement are not supposed to be talking to the media. but there was apparently what other media outlets called leaks that reported these were writings from holmes saying he was going to hurt people with drawings of people with guns and violent imagery, things like that. so the defense from holmes says, look, there's been the leaks. this is privileged material between a patient and a doctor. we want this material. the da's office says these leaks are inaccurate. they're not right. they don't have accurate sourcing. we don't want to give it to you. the judge said we're going to have a hearing about this monday. we'll decide. what it does tell us though is that, one, he was seeking
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in the fbi's words significantly reduced. poppy harlow, cnn, aurora, colorado. >> all right, poppy. we are learning about amazing stories of survival. corbin was in the theater when the gunman opened fire and saw the whole thing happen along with his friend jennifer i spoke to last night. jennifer said last night she was doing okay. how are you holding up? >> a lot better today than when it happened. i am glad to talk to people who have gone through the same thing. >> we heard over and over about their experience in the theater. i have to ask you as someone who was in there, i didn't ask anybody last night in and yesterday, what is it like being here with the building so close? >> when i look at the building, i get a really blank feeling inside. it's hard to look at it. i try not to think of the event that took place. i am still seeing flash backs of what i first saw. >> you don't even want to look over at it. >> i will look over, but it will give me an uncomfortable feeling. >> jennifer said that the gunman got really close to her and pointed the gun at her and didn't shoot her, but s
thing happen along with his friend jennifer, i spoke to last night here on cnn. he joins us now. >> i'm doing a lot better today as opposed to the night that it happen. i'm glad to talk to people to let them know i'm going through the same thing. >> we've heard over and over from a flum bnumber of dimpbt p. i have to ask you, i didn't ask anybody last night and yesterday when i was here. what is it like being here with that building so cloesz. when i look at that building, i have a blank feeling inside. i try not to think of the event. >> you said that you don't even like to look at -- >> you don't want to look over at it. >> i will look other. it will give me a very uncomfortable feeling. >> jennifer said that the gunman that got really close to her and then shot behind her. you were right next to her. so what happened to you? why didn't you get shot? the gunman came into the auditorium and a toxic gasz went off. i immediately went to the ground. and, instead, we stood there and stayed there for about a dead ten seconds before we decided that we needed to crawl to the ooir side. >> u
sister rachel was killed in columbine, said it's all about uniunituniunity. got to take a break. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you tomorrow morning. >>> deadly propaganda. a massive explosion the taliban claims that a large u.s. base in afghanistan. a vehicle loaded with explosives ramming the front gate. the blast felt miles away. >>> rigged to kill. inside james holmes' apartment, new information this morning on what investigators saw when they went inside. explosives, wires, gasoline. police telling cnn it looked like a setup in afghanistan, not the united states. >>> home sweet home. finally, the good news we've been waiting for. the value of your house going up for the first time in five years. >>> plus this. >> don't hit your head on the dock. >> no way. >> it's called speed kayaking. or at least trying to be that. our rob marciano taking a dip while trying out this lesser known olympic sport. get your life preserver. "newsroom" starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >>> we do begin with breaking news this morning. more security con
in "cnn newsroom." >> good morning, and happy fourth of july to you too. >>> hot, hot, hot. today could be one of the hottest july fourths ever. that could happen in several major cities. heat, humidity, and thunderstorms will blanket the nation. >>> plus, this. >> just think of how many we got into one sentence. that was really impressive. what wrote this [ bleep ]? >> oh, new york mayor michael bloomberg unplugged at the nathan's hot dog wagon. seems he couldn't stomach the puns, like let me be frank. it's going to be a dog fight. and i'll relish it. it's bloomberg like we've never seen him. >>> also -- >> you can see the sparks flying all over the place. it was raining fire down on us. >> on the frontlines, colorado firefighters taking cnn with them as they fight the fires home by home. the fire chief telling the denver post this morning he knew the fire would happen, that it was a monster ready to awaken and kill. >>> and on this independence day, what's your definition of a hero? our men and women in the military? your mom, your dad? think about it. it's our talk back question of t
one-on-one, speaking out on cnn. the gop presidential candidate is on the defensive tonight. his campaign added two new senior advisers after a rough few days. and now they're hitting back, accusing the obama campaign of stooping to new lows. the issue, once again mr. romney's involvement at bain capital where he made his fortune. the focus centers around when he finally broke ties with that firm. the obama camp is claiming mr. romney lied about his endate at bain. even suggesting his actions could be criminal. to counter attack, mr. romney went on a media blitz today. something he rarely does. he talked with cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta this evening. >> governor, thanks for joining us. let's talk first about this controversy over when you left bain capital. i'll put one of the documents in question up on screen. their sec filing stating that you were ceo at bain capital past 1999. when you say you left bain to run the olympics. why was your name still on these documents? and why didn't you clear this up sooner? >> well, i was the owner of an entity that is f
a developing story. details continue to come into cnn. but here's what we can tell you right now. two americans have been kidnapped along with their tour guide in the sinai peninsula region. the third such kidnapping in that region this year. the region is popular among tourists. cnn foreign affairs reporter is on the ground in cairo and joins me now. elise, tell us what is different about this kidnapping when compared to the other ones? >> reporter: well, randi, what's different is usually these kidnappings are about criminal activity, trying to make a little money, so they kidnap americans and usually there's a steep ransom paid and then released after a short period of time. this time the kidnappers have some demands. they're trying to get some relatives detained in alexandra, egypt, on some drug charges. so they're trying to trade these hostages, if you will, for the relatives. egyptian authorities say they're working on it. u.s. embassy is kind of leaving it up to the egyptian authorities. obviously want to get those americans home safely. >> there are very specific demands that they're ma
think. my handle # christineromans. have a great weekend. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." shopping with your credit card today? soon you might have to pay more per swipe. the $7 billion credit card company settlement is being called a victory for retailers, but it could be a loss for you. plus, a wave of homicides hit u.s. cities, chicago compared to afghanistan. a spade of shootings rattle new york. all morning we'll put murder in america in focus. >>> and later, an incredible story of survival, a month in the desert, no food, no supplies. how one man was rescued just hours from death. >>> good morning everybody. i'm randi kaye. we start this hour with a historic credit card settlement that could have you paying more out of your pocket. if you're just joining us, here's the deal. visa, mastercard and some of the country's biggest banks have agreed to a massive settlement with retailers that totals a whopping $7.25 billion. the lawsuit centers around credit card swipe fees. merchants allege credit card companies were fixing the price on tho
'll continue to follow this. we'll be live here from aurora, colorado, once again tomorrow morning on "cnn sunday morning." thanks for watching. cnn newsroom continues now. >> all right. thanks so much. great reporting there. of course, the rest of our team still in place there aurora. we'll be checking in with a number of our colleagues there. hello, everyone. so right now let's bring you up to speed on all that's taking place. live images right now. bomb squads in colorado are surrounding that booby trapped apartment belonging to the suspect in that deadly shooting rampage at the movie theater in aurora. a live report from the scene is it just moments away. ground images now as well as they continue to put up tape around that cordoned off area. police are revealing more disturbing details about the attack in and of itself. and suspected gunman james holmes. people who knew him are also speaking out now and a new photo posted on a sex website may be that of hole am with red hair there. we'll tell you how that could impact this investigation. the community gathers in prayer to remember th
terrorism are here in colorado for the aspen institute security forum that's co-sponsored with cnn and "new york times." today i had a chance to conduct the first-ever public in-depth interview with u.s. navy admiral who planned the raid that killed osama bin laden. admiral william mcraven may not be a household name, but as you're about to see, he's a genuine u.s. hero. this is the guy who's sitting right here who had the guts to tell the commander in chief we should do it, let's do it. and when you ordered that raid and when you said -- you didn't even know for sure that bin laden was abbottabad at that compound about a mile or so away from the west point of pakistan, did you? >> let me make one thing clear, i didn't order the raid. >> but he told the president of the united states that he thought he could do it. [ laughter ] >> i mean, and this is not a small point. the fact of the matter is it was the president of the united states that ordered the raid. >> and he deserves an enormous amount of credit for that decision. >> he does. [ applause ] >> and when he came to the head of special
in, what could have happened? she had told cnn that obviously she was very afraid having known what was in there now. but, you know, that could have ended her life. it could have, you know, ended the lives of all of the people in that apartment complex or first responders. so i think the big outstanding question now, and i don't know that we'll ever get an answer, is why would he tell police that there were explosives if it was set up to detonate and kill. >> yeah. so many questions. poppy harlow reporting live for us. >>> james holmes, the suspect, his first appearance in a colorado courtroom was bizarre. was he slipping into madness? was he faking it? he was sporting that mop of orange hair. and his expressions ranged from shock to confusion to sleepiness. cnn's jim spellman was inside the courtroom from that hearing -- for that hearing, rather. he is joining us from aurora. jim, describe what it was like inside that courtroom. >> reporter: there was a lot of anticipation. people were there an hour and a half, two hours early. one-half of the room was press. the other half was fam
he misspoke in that conference call. let's bring in our cnn chief political analyst gloria borger in "the situation room" as well. the ad we just saw in dan's piece, part of a broader picture that the obama administration, the obama campaign is trying to project. >> as you know this is the summer when it's time to define your opponent. it's not rocket science here, wolf. what the obama campaign is trying to do is paint a very, very unflattering portrait of mitt romney. he is, according to the obama campaign, secretive, tax avoiding businessman who outsources jobs and cares nothing about the middle class. that is of course on top of his wealth. so it's a caricature but sometimes care ka churs can stick particularly when you're spending $25 million a month most of which is in negative advertising. so that can stick. and the problem for romney right now is that unless he releases his taxes or continues to -- or give some more information about his taxes or even bain, these questions will be raised. don't forget, wolf, you were there. these questions were raised by his republican oppo
? >>> and vacation or die or both? on cnn saturday night. >>> you know this well, the great recession hit wall street and now main street and now landing at the steps of city hall, public safety, your safety, my safety may take the hit. so are the nation's financial problems especially cuts in fire and police protection, is it making all of us less safe? a good place to look for answers is in scranton, pennsylvania when police and firefighters recently saw their salaries, get this, cut to minimum wage. earlier i spoke to a scranton firefighter who described what he and his colleagues are going through. >> i'm a very proud parent, i'm proud to be a firefighter, but also, you know, i'm more proud to be a parent and to be able to provide for my family. and i'm very concerned that if this maintains, i won't be able to do that. it's very stressful right now. you know, with that being said, i'm very fortunate, you know, to have a job in this economy. but i need to pay the bills. >> you know that was bob who we talked to earlier tonight, and now we're joined by ron who is a police officer in scranton and th
>>> good evening, everyone, coming to you live from aurora, colorado. you oar in the cnn newsroom tonight. lots to get to tonight. we're about to walk you through the horrific movie theater shooting, minute by minute, as a gunman opened fire. you'll see what he did before hand and how police found him immeately afterward. also right now, police here in aurora are still not talking about possible motives. what would make a young man suddenly commit so much violence against so many people? colorado police and the fbi have been all over james holmes' apartment today, slowly and carefully since the front door was rigged to trigger a bomb. we're going to live to the apartment building in just a couple of moments. let's go to breanna keeler. >> don, the worst drought in more than 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. half of the states in the region are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought. that's the region that produces about 75% of the nation's corn and soybean crop. the drought is especially hard on livestock. many ranchers having to sell off their herds early. wi
to interview her for cnn international. you can continue the conversation with me on kyra on twitter, and cnn international starts right now with suzanne malveaux. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> welcome the "newsroom international, i'm suzanne malveaux. in afghanistan a talliban bomb destroyed 24 tankers carrying supplies for taliban forces. and now military officials say that the insurgent attacks have increased in the last 12 weeks. all right. check it out. crazy huge chunk of ice floating free in the north atlantic and it is massive off of the coast of greenland and it is twice the size of manhattan, and snapped off of a glacier this week and scientists say it is probably because of global warming, but too early to say for sure. ♪ >> oh children in south africa singing to nelson mandela on today, his 94th birthday. civil rights icon and south africa africa's first black president turns 94 on what is officially mandela day in the country. >>> and what is most important today is what sis happening in syria and the most important develop
the latest of the overall scope of this investigation and of course, cnn will be bringing that to you live and then later on, our coverage doesn't end. at 8:00 p.m., a special hosted by my colleague cnn's don lemon, a special primetime coverage special of this colorado theater shooting. >>> all right, now that the hazards have been removed possibly from the suspect's apartment, well, what is next? retired fbi agent will tell us. i don't have to use gas. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. drive around town all the time doing errands and never ever have to fill up gas in the city. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. the last time i went to the gas station must have been about three months ago. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. ♪ that i forget how to put gas in my car. so what i'm saying is, people like options. when you take geico, you can call them anytime you feel like saving money. it don't matter, day or night. use your computer, your
the president should apologize. the president tells cnn affiliate, that is not going to happen. >> no, we won't be apologizing. and i don't -- sometimes these games are played during political campaigns. understand what the issue is here. mr. romney claims that he's mr. fix-it for the economy, because of his business experience. i think voters entirely legitimately want to know, well, what exactly was that business experience? >> okay, condi rice keeps saying she doesn't want to be vice president, but her name keeps coming up. earlier tonight, i spoke with cnn contributors and will offered reasons why rice will not be on the ticket. >> we can run through the reasons why rice doesn't make sense to be the v.p. candidate. most important of which is, she is pro-choice. and that is somewhat of a deal killer for any republican running for national office. as you just said, poppy, she doesn't want to be vice president. so, it's a nonstarter. and the timing of it is obvious, because changing the subject, let's not talk about bain bain /* bain. by the way, conversation was a subject changer from the j
>>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon in the "cnn newsroom" and i'm reporting live from aurora, colorado, this evening. you can see a lot is happening this hour and we will get you started with the latest developments in the theater shooting that has left 12 people dead so far and wounded more than 50. president barack obama is here in town tonight. he is in aurora, and he arrived at buckley air force base just a short time ago. when the president arrived, it was dry and now it is raining. you can see and hear the rain around me. he is meeting privately with family members of those people who were gunned down in the packed movie theater. he is also joined by the mayor of aurora and also governor george hick enlooper of colorad. and these are some of the people on the president's mind today in aurora, the men and the women and one child and 12 people who died early friday in that shooting. let me just tell you that a citywide prayer vigil is set for a few hours from now, and of course, we will be covering it for you. and from the police today, they are still not saying anything
through israel. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. live in colorado. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm standing in front of the detention center where the accused movie theater shooter, james holmes, is being held. of course, he's accused of going on a shooting rampage inside a colorado movie theater last week. 12 people were killed, 50 others were wounded. four of the victims were remembered in services today and we'll have the very latest from colorado in just a moment. but first, we want to get you up to speed on other stories making headlines. >> well, in syria, we can only begin to imagine the horror facing the residents there in aleppo. government tanks are pounding neighborhoods. cnn's ivan watson on the ground there says the free syrian army is making the military pay. >> reporter: i've been speaking with one rebel operative who says that a column of syrian army tanks tried to enter the flashpoint neighborhood in the southwest of aleppo this morning and he claims that rebel fighters succeed with rocket-
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